*Celebrity bloggers and former BFF’s Quentin “Funky Dineva” Latham and Michelle “ATLien” Brown, have gone from spilling the tea about entertainers to now shading each other over accusations of unpaid rent, damaged property and a missing washer and dryer. The once-dynamic duo are mostly known for their exposé on Chateau Sheree.
The hot mess started when Brown, who runs the site Straight From The A, took to Periscope to blast Dineva over allegations he trashed the townhouse she was renting to him. Michelle says she wasn’t trying to air him out but “my emotions got the best of me and the video (which should have disappeared after 24 hours) was placed on YouTube and my emotional moment has now become fodder.”
She also adds, “Hell, I may as well join in on the tea party…”
Here’s a summary of their drama:
In Brown’s 13-minute long video, she and a friend go room to room of her townhouse and film the damage she alleges Dineva did to the residence during his two-year lease. She also points out that her washing machine and dryer are missing. After filming, she turns the cameras on herself and emotionally tells her Periscope audience, “I let a friend move in – I’m about to cry – I let a friend move in, no security deposit. You know what that friend did to me? That friend did not pay rent for three months. I had to put my friend out. So now my friend is mad at me because I had to put him out.”
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On her blog she also suggests that Dineva’s alleged drug addiction might have played a part in his troubles, and adds:
I never intended to go through with an eviction and was hoping that he would ‘do the right thing’ all the way up to the day the Marshal’s came to put his belongings on the curb. I even called and told him they were coming.
In the end, throughout years of helping someone earn a living and providing them with tools that COULD have made their bank accounts flourish, I got in return a townhouse that looks like a crackhouse and stolen appliances.
After all these years of blogging, my ‘friend’ still walks out of the house looking homeless, doesn’t have a car, and on top of that… didn’t pay rent for months.
So, NO… this is NOT a blog beef. This is a FRIEND hoping and praying that their FRIEND gets help for whatever ISSUES he is going through.
Latham responded to Brown’s accusations, in which he apologetically admits that he took advantage of her by paying rent late, but he denies damaging her property and stealing her appliances. He acknowledges that he had fallen behind on rent but attributes it to depression and financial problems caused by the recent passing of his mother. He also said rent was late because freelance checks don’t always come in on time. However, he thought Brown was accepting of this because she never made any fuss about it.
Additionally, he denied owning her any money other than a couple of hundred dollars he says he didn’t pay because she started the eviction process against him.
As to why these two are airing out their drama for their respective audience? Dineva writes:
When it boils down to it, Michelle is mad that I don’t want to be her friend, has moved the hell on, and she can’t take it. It’s eating her up so bad that a bitch is over here lounging, drinking, and eating good, that she had to start more unnecessary drama. But per her email, its no drama only business.
We all know I am far more entertaining on camera than Michelle will ever be. I can easily do a video and read Michelle and reveal embarrassing things about her, but for what? For why?
Latham also posted a scathing video response, in which he says everyone in Atlanta knows Brown’s vajayjay smells like fish.
SMH… messy-messy – but so entertaining. Peep their videos below. Dineva’s video is nearly 30 minutes long but his version of their fallen out is worth every minute.
Michelle “ATLien” Brown’s video:
Quentin “Funky Dineva” Latham’s video: